Nayland Blake (b. 1960, New York) received a B.A. in sculpture from Bard College in 1982 and an M.F.A. in 1984 from California Institute of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include #IDrawEveryDay at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, Workroom at The Garage in San Francisco, as well as solo exhibitions at the Yerba Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Location One in New York, and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Blake’s work has been featured in group exhibitions such as Living Apart Together at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at the New Museum, among many others. Blake participated in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and the 1993 Venice Biennale, and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012. Blake is currently the chair at the ICP/Bard MFA program and lives and works in New York City.